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Blow-by-Blow Account: Here’s How the Barbaric Attack Unfolded

Blow-by-Blow Account: Here's How the Barbaric Attack Unfolded

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Srinagar: The Pakistan Army on Monday mutilated the bodies of two Indian soldiers after launching an attack on a patrol team of the 22 Sikh regiment in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Army has vowed an “appropriate” response to the “despicable act”.

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Army sources told CNN-News18 that the attack was launched at 8:40am on Monday. Here’s how it unfolded:

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– The 22 Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army and BSF jawans were patrolling between two posts

– The patrol unit, comprising nine personnel, came under intense mortar firing from across the border

– A Border Action Team (BAT) of the Pakistan Army infiltrated 200 metres on the Indian side and attacked the unit

– The intruders mutilated the bodies of two Indian jawans

– Before the attack, local intelligence had alerted Indian troops to the possibility of mines being laid by Pakistan operatives near the LoC

– When a joint team went to check near the forward defence line, the troops came under attack

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“Pakistan army carried out unprovoked rocket and mortar firing on two forward posts along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector. Simultaneously, a BAT action was launched on a patrol operating in between the two posts. In an unsoldierly act by the Pak Army, the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated. Such despicable act of Pakistan Army will be appropriately responded,” a statement by the Indian Army said.

First Published: May 1, 2017, 4:05 PM IST